Biomaterials, Artificial Organs & Tissue Engineering (ICBAT)
' Emerging Trends in Biomaterials, Artificial Organs &Tissue Engineering ’February 28th & March 1st , 2010
SCMS–COCHIN , SCMS Campus, Prathap Nagar,
Muttom, Aluva, Cochin –683 106,Kerala, India
Organised bySCMS Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology Research & Development
in association withSociety for Biomaterials & Artificial Organs India (SBAOI) &
Society for Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine (STERMI) About SCMS GROUP & SIBB-R&D
SCMS Group of Educational Institutions is a premier academic group in Kerala with interest spread over engineering, technology, management, mass communication, hospitality and biotechnology. The Group has three campuses spread over different parts of the State and an annual enrolment of 3500 students. It has a faculty strength of 365 specialists in different disciplines. In view of the enormous possibilities in the emerging field of bioscience and biotechnology, SCMS Group forayed into the field by establishing a state of-the-art research laboratory, the SCMS Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology Research & Development (SIBBR&D) in the year 2006 with a group of eminent scientists of national and international reputation. In 2009 the SIBBR&D launched Post Graduate Degree programmes in the frontier areas of bioscience and biotechnology.
The four M.Sc programmes - Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, Toxicology, Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering, Genomics and Proteomics are affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam. The ANNA University, Coimbatore has also recognized SIBBR&D as a research center for pursuing M.Tech by research, Integrated Ph.D and Ph.D programmes in the areas of molecular biology & genetic engineering; biomaterials & tissue engineering; toxicology, genomics & proteomics. R&D programmes of SIBBR&D include the production of recombinant therapeutics, transgenic crops and food supplements; studies on the molecular mechanism of ant diabetic natural drugs in cell system and development of vaccines and monoclonal bodies and other biologics. About Society for Biomaterials and Artificial Organs - India (SBAOI)
The Society was formed in 1986 and registered under the Travancore-Cochin Act XII of 1955, (act for registration of literary, scientific, and charitable societies) with the name Society for Biomaterials and Artificial Organs - India with the following objectives. This Society will not only cultivate an atmosphere nationwide for the growth of basic and technological oriented research in Biomaterials and Artificial Organs but also bring the professionals from various faculties together to improve the quality of their approach in future research. National conferences are organized by the Society from time to time, with financial assistance mainly from various departments of the Government of India.About Society for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (India) (STERMI)
The Society was registered on April 25, 2007 as a charitable society under the Travancore Cochin Literary Scientific and Charitable Societies Registration Act 1955 with the basic objective to integrate Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine to enhance the health care system and to bring the interdisciplinary scientists together for improving the related R&D in India. First meeting of the Society was organized at IIT Madras on December 13, 2007 with an inaugural address of Prof. D.F Williams, Editor-in-Chief, Biomaterials Journal.
Background and Scope of the Conference:-
The contribution of biomaterial devices and tissue engineering in modern clinical and surgical therapy is well proven and its impact on improving the quality of human life is remarkable. The use of biomaterials and modern fabrication techniques has become an integral part of new tissue construction. A material qualifies as a biomaterial after a series of toxicological and biological tests (both invitro and invivo) to screen biocompatibility.
As a clone of biology, medicine and engineering, tissue engineering science has improved the health and quality of life by restoring, maintaining, or enhancing tissue and organ functions. In spite of the tremendous progress of health science in biomaterials and related disciplines, there remain a lot of unsolved challenging issues. As a multidisciplinary area of science, the impact of biomaterials and tissue engineering has not penetrated much into our universities and academic streams. In this context, it is the right time for renowned intellectuals and experts of the world who are engaged in research on Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering, to come together to share their experience for the benefit of the society. Moreover, this unique scientific assemblage can highlight the modern trends in biomaterial & tissue engineering science to the younger generation.
This conference is designed to improve and expand the dimension of biomaterial science and tissue engineering technology within in the broad spectrum of biotechnology by emphasizing on collaboration of the two groups; industry and academia.
1. Biomaterial – Metal, Polymer, Ceramic Implants, Biological Materials, Composites
2. Implantable Medical devices
3. Extra-corporeal devices
4. Cell & Tissue engineering
5. Regenerative Medicine
6. Molecular Biology approaches
7. Stem cell applications
REGISTRATION FOR PAPER PRESENTATIONS :
Submission of Abstract - November 30, 2009
Acceptance of the abstract - December 15, 2009
Full paper submission - January 15, 2010
Best paper Awards
1. MAHE Award has been constituted for the best paper presented by a scientist/academic faculty during the conference
2. Bajpai-Saha Award is for the best student paper presentation.
Call for Papers
Participants are invited to submit abstracts of the paper as per the guidelines given in our website. Authors should send their abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org before the deadline. Full paper submission can be done once the abstract has been accepted, leading to publication in conference proceedings.
Abstract Submission Guidelines template
Full paper submission Guidelines
Online registration is open in our website. Delegates attending and /or presenting papers at the seminar are requested to register and send the registration fee by demand draft drawn in favor of Director, SIBB-R&D, payable at Cochin on or before the respective deadlines.
Registration fees Indian Nationals (in Rupees)
Till 30th Nov Till Dec 31st After Jan 1st
STERMI/SBAOI Member 2000/- 3000/- 3500/-
Non- Member 3000/- 4000/- 4500/-
Accompanying Person 1500/-
International Participants (In US dollars)
Till 30th Nov Till Dec 31st After Jan 1st
STERMI/SBAOI Member 250 300 350
Non- Member 300 400 450
Accompanying Person 150
Kerala, the God’s Own Country, is a favourite destination for many national and international tourists. Kochi, the commercial and industrial capital of the State of Kerala, offers many attractions for those visiting the city. There are a wide range of hotels in Kochi catering to the requirements of all categories of travelers; right from business travelers to the back packers and offers tremendous value for money. The Conference secretariat will be only happy to assist you in locating suitable accommodation in Kochi. Please fill in the format for accommodation available in our website to enable us identify suitable accommodation for you.
About Kochi & how to reach
Kochi (Cochin) , the Industrial and commercial capital of the State of Kerala is a hot destination for national an international tourists. Located on the western coast of the Indian peninsula, Kochi has everything for a discerning traveler. Alive with shopping centers, movie houses, offices, hotels, plush buildings, roadside eateries and exotic restaurants it is the new face of modern Kerala. A trip to Kochi is not complete without a cruise in the backwaters. The cruise will give you a glimpse of the world famous Chinese fishing nets, the Cochin Port, The Cochin Shipyard, the sea mouth and a spectacular view of the city skyline in the night. Easily accessible by road, rail and air, Kochi enjoys a prime spot on the international tourist circuit. The City of Kochi, just 30 km away from the Kochi International Airport, is well connected to national and international destinations as there are plenty of international airlines that fly direct to Kochi. All major long distance trains stop at the Ernakulam Railway Station. The National Highway 47 and National Highway 17 pass through Kochi making it easily accessible by road.
The proceedings of the conference will be published and distributed among the participants and the scientific community. This publication will provide an ideal platform for biomedical & biotech companies to advertise their products as the publication will enable them hit the right target audience. Further, facilities will be available at the Conference Venue for product display and also for dissemination of product information through banners, posters etc. Those companies interested in taking up stalls or displaying any publicity material may please contact the Coordinator of the Conference for further details.
Professor Buddy Ratner, Director of UWEB (University of Washington Engineered Biomaterials).
Chief Patron : Dr. G.P.C. Nayar, Chairman, SCMS Group.
Co-patrons : Prof. A.K. Nair, Vice Chariman, SCMS Group
Prof. Pramod Thevannoor, Director, SCMS Group
Convener : Prof. Pradeep Thevannoor, Director, SCMS Group
Co-ordinator : Dr. C. Mohankumar, Director, SIBBR&D
Treasurer : Mr. Jacob Thomas, Manager (Admin), SIBBR&D
• Dr. Salini Bhasker
• Dr. Suma Arun Dev
• Dr. Anu Yamuna Joseph
• Dr. Sona S. Dev
• Dr. Sangeetha Mohan
• Ms. Anisha S.
• Ms. Aswathy. T.G.
• Mr. Harish M.
• Mr. Rajesh M.D.
National Members :
• Dr. G.S. Bhuvaneshwar, Bio-Medical Technology (BMT Wing), Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology (SCTIMST), Poojapura, Thiruvananthapuram.
• Dr.Chandra P Sharma, BMT Wing, SCTIMST, Poojapura,Thiruvananthapuram.
• Prof. Alok R. Ray, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), New Delhi.
• Dr. H.K. Varma, BMT Wing, SCTIMST, Thiruvananthapuram.
• Dr. K. Sreenivasan, BMT Wing, SCTIMST, Thiruvananthapuram.
• Sri. Willi Paul, BMT Wing, SCTIMST, Thiruvananthapuram.
• Dr. P.V. Mohanan, BMT Wing, SCTIMST, Thiruvananthapuram.
• Sri. C.V. Muraleedharan, BMT Wing, SCTIMST Thiruvananthapuram.
• Dr. John A.M. Ramshaw, CSIRO, Bayview Avenue, Clayton, AUSTRALIA.
• Professor Kazuhiko Ishihara, Department of Materials Engineering, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, JAPAN.
• Professor Paul Santerre, Faculty of Dentistry and Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto, Ontario, CANADA.
• Professor Xingdong Zhang, Engineering Research Centre in Biomaterials Sichuan University. CHINA